Monthly Archives: July 2010

Shrimp with Homemade Tandoori Marinade

One of my oldest and dearest friends is from New Delhi, India, and it was with him that I ate at my first Indian restaurant. “Never order shrimp in an Indian restaurant,” he warned me, and I have always followed … Continue reading

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Tomato, Mango and Jicama Salad

Here’s a super easy and fresh summer salad that uses my favorite root vegetable, jicama. The crunchy, citrus taste of jicama goes really well with the mango and cilantro and the savory taste of tomato just makes your mouth jump … Continue reading

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Gram Flour (chick pea) Pancakes with Coriander Chutney and Raita

Ever since I came across this post here I have been dying to make these pancakes. They sounded so quick, easy and delicious that I knew they would not wallow long in my bookmarked recipes file. Gram flour, made of … Continue reading

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Beer Can Chicken

A couple of summers ago I went to a backyard cookout with a bunch of twenty something men who I worked with at Just Food Co-op. As the deli manager at the co-op at the time, I had become the … Continue reading

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Gazpacho with Heirloom Tomatoes

I know that some parts of the U.S. are still waiting for their tomato abundance to arrive. Here in Southern California we’re swimming in them and its a beautiful feeling! One of my favorite ways to enjoy the tomato bounty … Continue reading

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Cutlets with Mango Peach Salsa

Mango peach salsa is one of those garnishes that restaurants (of any caliber) love to toss on menus. It sounds lush and exotic and is visually stunning on a plate. I have to confess that I am one of those … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Sunburst Squash Fritters

Vegetable fritters, particularly squash ones, are popping up all over the food blogs I read (kind of like squash in the garden!) A few samples are here and here and here. So naturally I had to give them a go. They really couldn’t … Continue reading

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